December 2015
In this issue you will find:
My staff and I wish you happy holidays!

Regards,
Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor
CCCCO Division of Workforce and Economic Development
White House Interest in #StrongWorkforce
 
White House and Strong Workforce Task Force Logos
 
The CA Community Colleges Board of Governors enthusiastically adopted all 25 #strongworkforce recommendations put forth by the Task Force for Workforce, Job Creation and a Strong Economy at its November 16 meeting.

CAFWD James Mayer's blog in Capitol Weekly chronicles the significance of the action: "The leaders of California's vast community college system this week unanimously adopted a reform agenda with amazing ease - given how fundamentally hard the decision was to engineer." Read the article. 
 
The White House National Economic Council has taken notice. CCCCO Vice Chancellor Van Ton-Quinlivan, Sector Navigator for Information & Communications Technology/Digital Media Steve Wright, WestEd's Kathy Booth, and CA Hospital Association's Cathy Martin have been invited to be among 15 selected leaders from across government, academia, philanthropy, and business to meet with senior Administration officials from the White House and key federal agencies. This mid-December roundtable will inform "Next Steps on Job-Driven Training" - providing feedback to the Administration's job-training policy and priorities for next year.

Next for #strongworkforce implementation? The Chancellor's Office will overview implementation planning at the January Board of Governors meeting.
High Number of Employment Training Panel Contracts Awarded to Community Colleges  
 
Employer Training Program Logo
November was a banner month for community colleges awarded training contracts via the CA Employment Training Panel (ETP) Multiple Employer Contract (MEC), with $3,008,227 in contracts awarded. That brings the current ETP total to $11,266,580 to 13 California community colleges, which will upskill and/or retrain 13,693 employees within California companies. ETP is the state agency overseeing training dollars funded by California employers through a special training tax.
 
"We have been impressed with the renewed focus by community colleges on workforce training and want to continue building on the partnership between our two systems," states Stewart Knox, Executive Director of ETP.

Congratulations to these colleges on their awarded contracts.  

College
Amount# of Workers to be Trained
BUTTE-GLENN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
$404,493
393
BUTTE-GLENN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
$117,660
114
CHAFFEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT - WORKFORCE TRAINING INSTITUTE
$563,817
1,267
EL CAMINO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT CENTER FOR APPLIED COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGIES (CACT)
$64,640
80
EL CAMINO CCD CENTER FOR APPLIED COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGIES (CACT)
$649,350
690
EL CAMINO CCD, CENTER FOR APPLIED COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGIES (CACT) - ARFVTP
$488,796
462
GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER
$826,270
708
GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER
$648,666
324
GROSSMONT-CUYAMACA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
$90,000
18
KERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
$948,372
1,114
KERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
$233,220
156
KERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
$749,221
881
LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
$949,240
1,457
LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
$1,249,568
1,353
LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (AB118)
$70,707
147
MT SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE
$88,345
104
NAPA VALLEY COLLEGE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
$6,666
14
RIVERSIDE CCD, OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
$949,908
1,274
SAN BERNARDINO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
$949,962
1,961
SANTA CLARITA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS
$468,551
368
SANTA MONICA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
$749,128
808
13 Colleges
$11,266,580
13,693

California Community Colleges (CCC) has an excellent and long-standing track record with ETP. Both partners play integral roles in training the workforce in order to help business and industry compete globally and stimulate the local and state economy.

For additional information, please contact Peter Cooper at ETP at Peter.Cooper@etp.ca.gov or Sandra Sisco, DWM Statewide Director and Technical Assistance Provider for Contract Education, at ssisco@mtsac.edu or 951.264-0889.
eShowcase: Regional Strategies in Action


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    Mark Williams explains how Skyline College's Center for Sustainable Construction reaches more students and increases interest in "green" careers by taking a mobile classroom on the road to deliver a college-level, Green Construction Basics course.

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  • Growing an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in the Central Valley / Mother Lode Region

    Lorinda Forrest tells how the Small Business Sector of Central Valley / Mother Lode Regional promotes entrepreneurship to bolster worker skills and student engagement.

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  • Center for Int'l Trade Development wins "Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet" Award

    The community college-hosted Center for International Trade Development won a spot on the roster of the Orange County Business Council's "Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet," an awards program that recognizes leaders, policies and programs in local government that eliminate barriers to economic growth and private sector jobs creation.
Historic Pell Grant Experiment
 
The U.S. Department of Education recently announced the launch of an experiment that will expand access to college coursework for high school students from low-income backgrounds. Specifically, for selected postsecondary institutions, the Department will waive financial aid restrictions that prohibit students from accessing Federal Pell Grants. For the first time ever, low-income high school students will have access to Pell Grants to pay for college courses - a policy of significance especially to CTE "skills builders". See summary of the experiment to assist you as you consider the opportunity.
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